November 29, 2016

Grover's Flute

I often feel like this. You just don't understand a certain group's customs and you think they're picking on you, but it's just their way. 

October 30, 2016

Sound of Ceres Autumn Observatory Tour

My band, Sound of Ceres, is about to do a little tour. I've really been enjoying this project. I've never really enjoyed doing music live. I love working on music in the studio but playing live has never been fun for me. I'm not really a very talented musician, I mostly consider myself a song writer and sound maker. So, performing "live" has always seemed like I'm walking on a tight rope ("can he do it?").

However performing live visuals really suits me. Maybe because I come from a puppetry background. It feels like infinite possibilities and experimentation... there are no "wrong" notes. The photos below are from our show last month at Webster Hall opening for Peter Bjorn & John. Since then I've moved away from liquid light and more towards lasers, holograms, fiber optics and other forms of light magic. If we're playing near you please come by, see the show and say hi!

August 19, 2016

National Geographic - The Invisible World (1979) Crystallization Process Close Up

This close up film of the crystallization process is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. I mean, this is a real film of a physical process. Not an animation! 

The whole film is pretty amazing, but it does have some scary moments (there are as many creatures living on your body as there are people on earth!).

August 6, 2016

The Creatures of Yes review Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

I worked on this video for a pretty long time. By the end I was like "is this even good!?". But I'm pretty happy with it. The Creators Project gave us a nice write up about it:

Check it out and let me know what you think. Would C.S. Lewis have been happy with this review?

July 31, 2016

Little Things

Gosh, this is the longest I've gone without posting since the very beginning. Sorry readers, if you're still out there. So much going on in my life, it makes me wonder if this blog was filling some void for all those years. 

May 8, 2016

R.I.P. Isao Tomita

I found some of his records at a thrift store when I was a kid and have been a fan ever since. There's some special sort of magic in his music. Sad to see him go.